This marvelous FREEBIE is fun and challenging, providing a way for students to apply their knowledge of text structures through the use of QR Codes. These codes are linked to kid-friendly HIGH INTEREST news articles online. Students match each article to one of the main text structures: description, sequence, chronological, cause/effect, problem/solution, compare/contrast, and persuasive.
A protein synthesis activity to help students master transcription and translation. The students will be given clues written as DNA that they must transcribe and translate into sentences, using the included genetic code. This code will translate their mRNA into sentences, instead of proteins, and these sentences will tell them where to find the next clue hidden in your classroom. Love getting my students out of their seats and moving around my biology classroom!